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What Kind of Jobs are Available

Our accounting graduates have an opportunity to seek many different types of jobs. The possibilities include international, regional and local CPA firms, international corporations, large or small local companies, and federal, state, or local governmental bodies. Some accounting graduates even decide to become entrepreneurs and start their own companies. Accounting provides all those options.

Your starting salary depends on which of those choices you make, but our recent graduates have had starting salaries ranging from a low of about $35,000 per year to $55,000 per year or more, with an average in the mid-to-high $40,000 range.

Companies that typically interview on our campus and hire our graduates include:

Deloitte & Touche, CPAs Federal Express Corporation
Ernst & Young, CPAs Regions Bank
KPMG, CPAs Medtronic
PricewaterhouseCoopers, CPAs International Paper
McGladrey & Pullen, CPAs Harrahs
Watkins, Uiberall, CPAs
Thompson Dunavant, CPAs
Rhea & Ivey, CPAs

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